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towpath

[ toh-path, -pahth ]
/ ˈtoʊˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ /
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noun, plural tow·paths [toh-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths]. /ˈtoʊˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.

a path along the bank of a canal or river, for use in towing boats.

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Origin of towpath

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; tow1 + path
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British Dictionary definitions for towpath

towpath
/ (ˈtəʊˌpɑːθ) /

noun

a path beside a canal or river, used by people or animals towing boatsAlso called: towing path
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